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Serving all 95 counties in Tennessee as well as Crittenden Co. in Arkansas & Desoto & Tunica Co. in Mississippi.

http://redcross.org/tennessee

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Yesterday, Red Cross volunteers Kathi Bailey-Allen from #Nashville #Tennessee and Vince Calcara, a disaster mental health worker from New York, were among teams of volunteers checking in on East Baton Rouge residents after the storm. Photo thanks to @arclouisiana
Don't walk, swim or drive through floodwater. Just six inches of fast-flowing water can knock you over and two feet will float a car. For more flood safety tips, visit redcross.org/flood or download the free Red Cross Emergency App.

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The Red Cross works 24/7 to be ready to respond to disasters of all sizes. Help people affected by disasters like storms and countless other crises by making a gift to American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Please click, text or call to donate to the Red Cross to help people affected by disasters big and small. Visit redcross.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS, or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
Hurricane Barry made landfall on Saturday in Louisiana as a Category 1 storm, and it is the first hurricane to strike the U.S. this year. Barry dumped heavy rain on parts of Louisiana and Mississippi over the weekend, and potential flash flooding may threaten additional communities this week. 
The American Red Cross is working with partners to support people along the Gulf Coast affected by Hurricane Barry. More than 400 Red Cross volunteers worked over the weekend and continue to provide safe shelter, warm meals and relief supplies to help people in need.

Sunday night, nearly 130 people stayed in five Red Cross and local community shelters in Louisiana and Mississippi. Altogether, 750 overnight stays have been provided to help people seeking refuge from Hurricane Barry. In addition to distributing critical relief supplies and providing emotional support, the Red Cross has worked with partners to serve more than 3,300 meals and snacks. 
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Mid-West Tennessee Red Cross volunteers Tyler Duke and Paula Tubb are helping in Alexandria, Louisiana at the Bolton Avenue Community Center Red Cross shelter for people affected by Hurricane Barry.
Baton Rouge, Lousiana shelter resident, Ollie Jordan, tells Red Cross worker, Matthew Teter, that he didn’t hesitate evacuating during Hurricane Barry because the Red Cross has a co-located pet shelter where his cat is staying. In 2016, Ollie didn’t evacuate so he could stay home with his cat. His home was filled with several feet of water and he had to be rescued. 
Photo by Daniel Cima/American Red Cross

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Floods are among the most frequent and costly natural disasters. Flooding often occurs following a hurricane, thawing snow, or several days of sustained rain. Flash floods occur suddenly, due to rapidly rising water along a stream or low-lying area. Learn what to do to keep your loved ones safe. Download the free Red Cross Emergency App. 
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The free Emergency App by the American Red Cross includes a helpful tool to monitor multiple locations for watches and warnings of all kinds. The app can alert you with an alarm when hazards or potential emergencies may impact where you live as well as regions of the country where your loved ones call home. Download today in your app store. 
#emergencyapp #emergencyalerts #tennessee #redcross #americanredcross #redcrossapp
Being prepared means being equipped with the proper supplies you may need in the event of an emergency or disaster. Keep your supplies in an easy-to-carry emergency preparedness kit that you can use at home or take with you in case you must evacuate. Here are some items you should include: - Water
- Flashlight - Non-perishable food - Battery-powered or hand-crank radio

For a full list of items, visit redcross.org/kit. 
#emergencykit #survivalkit #preparedness #emergencypreparedness #disasterpreparedness
The American Red Cross is asking eligible blood donors of all types to give now to help patients in need during a #BloodEmergency. Blood donations are currently being distributed to hospitals faster than they are coming in. More donations are needed now. Make an appointment to give blood or platelets by downloading the free Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). #BloodEmergency #GiveBlood #RedCross #RedCrossBloodDonors
The Red Cross works 24/7 to be ready to respond to disasters of all sizes. Help people affected by disasters like storms and countless other crises by making a gift to American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Please click, text or call to donate to the Red Cross to help people affected by disasters big and small. Visit redcross.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS, or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
American Red Cross Tennessee River Chapter volunteers (from top left) John Price, Charles Thomas and Marvin Williams are three of the 19 volunteers and staff members who are deploying from Tennessee to help in Louisiana.
To sign up to volunteer, visit our website at redcross.org/volunteer.

#volunteersneeded #clarksvilleTN #redcross #louisiana #tennessee #volunteers #RedCrossvolunteers